Local Leadership

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The local leadership project trains and supports individuals in leadership skills and systems advocacy about people with developmental disabilities and their families. The project prepares participants to get involved in advocacy at the local, state and federal level.

Highlights include:

  • Six 1 ½ day workshops that include: civil rights movement/history, government systems, community systems, skill building, self-determination training, systems advocacy and developing and implementing community projects.
  • A legislative weekend in which participants experience a legislative hearing from both a legislator’s and advocate’s point of view.
  • Local leadership projects are currently being funded in Snohomish/King Counties, Tri-Cities, Pierce County, and Skagit/Clark County, Yakima County, Whatcom/Island Counties.
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